• Independence Hall

    Independence Hall

    Independence Hall in Philadelphia can be considered the birthplace of the United States of America, as it was in this building that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the Articles of Confederation uniting the thirteen colonies were ratified in 1781, and the Constitution setting out the nation’s basic laws was signed and adopted in 1787. The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are of .. Read More »

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    World-famous Carlsbad Caverns National Park was established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a fossil reef located in the Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern New Mexico west of the Pecos River. This karst landscape comprises over 300 known caves beneath the surface, 109 of which are located within the park. These caves are outstanding not only for their size (they are some of the biggest and longest caves in the world), but also for the .. Read More »

  • Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon – One of the World’s Wonders
    The Grand Canyon is known the world over for its vastness, its beauty, and its uniqueness. Located in the state of Arizona and cutting across the Grand Canyon National Park, this most spectacular of the world’s gorges was carved out by the Colorado River and is considered one of the world’s greatest wonders.

    The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most powerful and inspiring landscapes, overwhelming in its immensity. Its majesty is awe-i.. Read More »

  • Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park
    Naturalist John Muir remarked, “No temple made with hands can compare to Yosemite.”

    And, indeed, every view, every moment passed, every breath taken in Yosemite National Park reminds one that Mother Nature is the world’s greatest living artist. She has really outdone herself at Yosemite.

    No matter where one turns, one is left to marvel at the snow-covered mountain peaks and alpine wilderness, the polished domes and U-shaped valleys, the spectacular lakes and water.. Read More »